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Lesson 10: Personal pronouns

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Below you see the personal pronouns of the English language and their translations into Turkish.

The personal pronouns are divided into three types of person. The first person includes yourself, the second person includes the person you are addressing. And the third person refers neither to yourself, nor to the person you are addressing.

The personal pronouns can also be divided between singular and plural, where a singular pronoun refers to a single person, thing or idea, whereas a plural pronoun refers to a multiple persons, things or ideas.

SingularPlural
First personIwe
Second personyouyou / you all
Third personhe / she / itthey

As you can see in the table below, in Turkish there are two ways to address the second person singular. Sen is a more informal form you use for addressing children, family and friends, while siz is a more polite form, which you use for addressing older people, teachers, your employer, and people you don't know. Siz is also used for addressing multiple people.

In Turkish, there is no way to differentiate between he, she and it. The word o is used in all these cases.

SingularPlural
First personbenbiz
Second personsen / sizsiz
Third personoonlar
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